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Department of Education
The American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation and low-income students who pursue a postsecondary education. By removing the barriers that often prevent these students from applying to a postsecondary institution, ACAC ensures that all high school seniors complete at least one college application.
In 2016-2017, OCDE is working in partnership with the American Council on Education for the American College Application Campaign (ACAC), along with UC, CSU, AICCU and AVID Center. Orange County is part of the ACAC statewide pilot. The purpose of this campaign and increase the number of postsecondary applications (two-year, four-year, and/or trade school). If you would like additional information about the campaign, please watch this short video.
See an Orange County district's experience in this campaign video.
CCASC has grown from 3 schools in 2016 to 13 schools in 2018 and 18 schools in 2019 in Orange County. During the 2019 campaign, seniors completed 7,436 applications for higher education.
Interested in CCASC?